Neil Young, Emmylou Harris
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), tonight (Thursday, September 4)
Centuries from now, cultural anthropologists and music historians will look back at Neil Young's Greendale rock opera and ask, "What the fuck was he smoking?"
Cameron House (408 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, September 4)
The flaming hotrods gracing the cover of Oh Susanna's great new disc suggest the alt-country sweetheart may start swapping ghostly twang for rawk 'n' roll grit.
Edgefest w/ the Tragically Hip, Sloan and Stereophonics
Molson Park, Barrie, Saturday ( September 6)
Don't wanna accept the fact that summer's dead and gone? Enjoy the season's last gasp with some good ol' fashioned Canuck alt-rock in Barrie. If you're really daring, wear white and pretend Labour Day hasn't happened!
Jedi Mind Tricks
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Saturday ( September 6)
Philadelphia-based thinking person's hiphop crew Jedi Mind Tricks present their hardcore take on Gandhi and Stonehenge. Word. See feature, page 55.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday ( September 7)
Who doesn't want to see a dude bloody his own face for the sake of entertainment? See feature, page 44.
Kings of Leon, Jet, 22-20s
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Monday ( September 8)
It should be hilarious to watch over-hyped hair bears Kings of Leon get blown back to Nashville by openers Jet and the 22-20s.
The BellRays, Nebula
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Tuesday ( September 9)
Lisa Kekaula, frontwoman for soul-garage threat the BellRays, has the pipes and stage presence of yesteryear's soul greats. See why Kekaula turned Basement Jaxx into BellRays believers. See feature, page 42.
Erase Errata, Numbers, controller.controller
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday ( September 9)
Bay Area chick rockers Erase Errata get on board the post-punk bandwagon with the Numbers and controller.controller. See feature, page 45.